Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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I would like to ask you some troubleshooting questions. Did you leave gas in your fuel tank, during the times you were not using your generator? Will your engine start up briefly, if you spray a small burst of carburetor cleaner, or starting fluid directly into your carburetor? We can continue from here. Thanks!
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The fuel that was left in your fuel tank, very likely contaminated and clogged the small jets, and fuel passages inside your carburetor.
Yes, you are correct. I would also soak your carburetor prior to cleaning it.
Use a small wire to clean every small hole you see.
Keep in mind that fuel will turn stale within thirty days, from date of purchase. Stale fuel will turn to gum and varnish, and eventually clog your carburetor.
A twist tie from a loaf bread will work really well for cleaning the jets and fuel passages inside your carburetor. Just remove the outer coating first.
If you are careful, you may be able to re-use your gaskets. If not, consider purchasing a carburetor rebuild kit.
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